The Kiwanis Club of Corinth has been serving Alcorn County for 90 years. Associated with Kiwanis International, the club’s mission is “to serve the children of the World.” The Kiwanis Club of Corinth follows that mission in a quiet and unassuming fashion and provides a broad spectrum of services to the community.

Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. In Corinth and Alcorn County, the Kiwanis Club members host a several popular and long-time events including the Leon Frazier Memorial Concert, the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and the Father-Daughter Ball.

Corinth Kiwanis Club was chartered on November 10, 1925 with 45 members. The sponsoring club was Kiwanis Club of Columbus, Mississippi. W. Thomas Young served as president the first two years. The weekly meeting place was the Belmont Café, later moving to the Waldron Hotel. The club was dedicated to the economic, moral and spiritual affairs of the community.

In 1949 and under the leadership of John Stanley III, the scholarship account was established with each member donating $.10 per year on their birthday. This account still exists today and provides 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to high school seniors from Alcorn Central High School, Biggersville High School, Corinth High School and Kossuth High School. The club has awarded more than $165,000 in scholarship money to more than 210 students.

The club meets every Tuesday and the Board of Directors meets the second Friday of each month.

Join us every Tuesday at noon at Refreshments, Inc.

Membership in years:
1 Taft Little 2-26-68
2 Bill Caruth 12-23-68
3 Jimmy Fisher 5-12 69
4 Ben Avent 7-1-73
5 Bob Foster 5-3-77
6 David Sitton 1-24-78
7 Keith Nichols 4-25-78
8 Jimmy Caldwell 5-15-78
9 Bobby Roberts 7-10-78
10 Larry Stanford 11-22-78
11 Charley Honey 2-18-80
12 Jimbo Wilkerson 7-1-80
13 Bobby Scott 7-22-80
14 Harold Patrick 8-21-80

For more Kiwanis International information, visit:

Kiwanis International website